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"I will tell you something about stories... They aren't just entertainment... They are all we have... to fight off illness and death. You don't have anything if you don't have the stories."
–Leslie Marmon Silko, epigraph to Ceremony (1977)

A Celebration of Afro-Diasporic Tradition Through Storytelling


Author and storyteller Itah Sadu, along with special guests Sandra Whiting and Sojourner San Vicente, share the rich oral traditions of the Caribbean, Africa and North America. Canadian born, Itah was raised in Barbados, and upon returning to Canada studied political science at York University. Often addressing issues such as racism and equity, Itah appears regularly on television and presents and facilitates storytelling and writing workshops for both children and adults. Itah is also a popular keynote speaker. Her bestselling children's books include Christopher Please Clean Up Your Room, Name Calling, How The Coconut Got Its Face, Christopher Changes His Name and A Touch of the Zebra. Itah’s downtown Toronto bookstore, A Different Booklist, features writers from the Caribbean and the African Diaspora.

Join us for an afternoon of tales that celebrates the African Diaspora.

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